Anyone who have eyes could already tell that the person in the photograph posted by X Society was indeed the young master of the Bai family, Bai Tingzhang. If the Bai family refused to acknowledge this fact, then what did this mean?
The young master was just fooling around with Ling Fei, and she still had dreams about marrying a rich man? She should stop being delusional because this was simply impossible!
What was most important was the fact that the Bai family had already given a signal out to the world that Ling Fei was merely a toy used to satisfy the young master&x2019;s appetite and he had already gotten bored of her now. Would this woman still be able to marry into a prestigious family in future?
The statement released by the Bai family was totally unexpected and Ling Fei&x2019;s agency was completely caught off guard. At this point, even the public relations team from Ling Fei&x2019;s agency were unable to do anything. Even if they could suppress the news about Ling Fei and Bai Tingzhang&x2019;s affairs, the people in the entertainment industry would have already caught wind of the fact that Ling Fei was no longer favoured. This was the deadliest shot to Ling Fei.
After all, what would Ling Fei be once she lost her gold sponsor?
She was nothing!
There were only a series of misfortune awaiting Ling Fei at this point.
First of all, the production team of announced that they would be looking for a new first female lead to replace Ling Fei. The reason they had chosen to replace her even though she had already been casted as the first female lead of the drama was because she had gone ahead and contacted the director of to snatch the role of the first female lead from Jiang Yuning. Therefore, she was the one who had regarded as her backup plan.
Initially, the production team had no choice but to bear with it because of Bai Tingzhang&x2019;s threats and suppression. Now that the Bai family had officially announced that they had nothing to do with Ling Fei, the director could just replace Ling Fei if he wanted to.
As soon as the news got out to the public, Ling Fei was once again criticized and ridiculed.
[Is it really possible for someone who is already the first female lead of one drama to try and rob someone else of the role of the first female lead of another drama? This is the first time that I am seeing something like this!]
[Everyone in the entertainment circle already knows how despicable Ling Fei&x2019;s team could be.]
[Ling Fei wanted to star in ? Is it because of Xiao Chennan?]
[Forget it! Fortunately, the director of refused to give in to her threats. I think that she would be even more disastrous compared to Jiang Yuning.
[Life in the entertainment circle without a gold sponsor&x2014;Ling Fei, your good days are gone!]
[I wonder if Ling Fei would still be as arrogant in future?]
Ling Fei&x2019;s team and agency were helpless as they faced the netizens&x2019; criticism and ridicule on the internet. This was because Ling Fei had already lost Bai Tingzhang&x2019;s support and if they chose to defend her and respond at this time, they would only be attacked continuously.
Subsequently, Ling Fei&x2019;s fans began to show signs of defection.
[I have always thought of my idol as an inspirational role model who has achieved everything that she has today solely through her own talent and hard work. Now, I finally realize that I was too naive all along.]
[I can accept anything else but I really cannot accept the fact that Ling Fei does not treat love with respect, and she had merely treated the young master as her back up plan despite everything that he had done for her. Good luck in future!]
[I have heard that this man had already been her spare tyre for the past few years and now she is finally dumped by the spare tyre. This is a matter of principles.]
[I keep trying to comfort myself that I should just ignore your personal life and just focus on liking the work that you do. However, the more I think about it, the more I realize that once your personality is gone, what else should I adore you for?]
Ling Fei was lying down on her sofa and at this time, all of her psychological defences had already collapsed.
She tried calling Bai Tingzhang&x2019;s cell phone but her calls did not go through at all. When she tried sending a text message to Bai Tingzhang, she realized that the other party had already blocked her number.
Did he really have to do this? Must it end this way?
When Ling Fei&x2019;s agent arrived at her house and saw her crying on the sofa, she drew the curtains immediately. She could not help but persuade Ling Fei as she tried to calm her down. &x201C;Xiao Fei, don&x2019;t torture yourself like this. You still have a chance to turn this around. Give me a chance to fight for you. We can still stand up and fight for our resources if you want to. Someone called me earlier today and insisted that you be featured on their magazine cover.&x201D;
&x201C;Most of my fans have already defected. They already declared that they are no longer my fans. Why are these people so heartless and how could they have a change of heart so easily? Don&x2019;t they love me at all?&x201D; Ling Fei asked as she pushed her agent away.
&x201C;Is this what it feels like to lose everything and hit rock bottom?&x201D;
&x201C;Xiao Fei, just calm down. Look at it this way. When foreign artistes make mistakes, don&x2019;t they always come back and earn more money in the same way? We will have a chance to make a comeback. You just have to listen to me and be willing to work harder from now onwards.&x201D;
&x201C;What kind of magazine do you want me to be featured on? Is it one of those magazines that only caters to lewd and disgusting men? I would rather not do it! I am a top and rising actress! I do not want to fall like this!&x201D;
The agent quickly poured a glass of cold water for Ling Fei when she saw how emotional she was. &x201C;Enough already! Ling Fei, please sober up already! Yes, your image and reputation have already been ruined, but look at it in a positive light. There are still people who are willing to work with you. You are in no position to put on airs now! Do you really want to wait and only regret it in the end when there is absolutely no one who wants to work with you anymore? You should learn from the way Jiang Yuning made her comeback!&x201D;
Ling Fei was speechless because she had a sudden realization.
Heaven yesterday, hell today.
Thirty years in Hedong, thirty years in Hexi.
Today, a famous and rising actress was destined to fall. Of course, whatever news that X Society had already released was not sufficient to push Ling Fei into despair because there were endless methods that could be used to clean up an artiste&x2019;s reputation nowadays. In fact, no one knew when or how Ling Fei would eventually make a comeback.
However, for the time being and a long time to go, Ling Fei would not be as arrogant as she used to be and the number of resources that she could choose from would be greatly reduced. She might even be less popular and in a worse state than any new or third-rate artiste for quite some time before she climbs back up.
This would be the biggest torture and humiliation for someone as arrogant and proud as Ling Fei. It would be difficult for someone like her to have to learn how to hold her tongue and be humble in front of everyone else. This kind of humiliation that she would be facing was even worse than dying.
After the incident involving Ling Fei, the production team of were debating and contemplating if they should edit some parts out to avoid having to air any sections that would portray Ling Fei in them, as they were afraid that it would affect the ratings for the program. However, after much discussion, the production team finally decided not to cut anything. Anyway, Ling Fei&x2019;s performance and attitude were already not pleasant in the program.
Despite the incident involving Ling Fei, the rating of the episode of that was aired that same Friday night was not greatly affected.
The netizens had been busy criticizing and insulting Ling Fei from noon until seven thirty at night.
[My gosh. I have been busy being a keyboard warrior all day today. Now, it is finally time to watch Sister Yuning&x2019;s performance in !]
[I can&x2019;t believe that Jiang Yuning did not even complain or say anything when Ling Fei actually tried to snatch the role of the first female lead in from her. If it was me, I would have walked right up to her and gave her a tight slap across her face!]
[Is she mentally retarded or what? Didn&x2019;t she look down on before this? Now that Xiao Chennan is the first male lead, she wants to be a bootlicker and try to star in the drama instead?]
[Fortunately, the director of chose to stand by what he believes in, but I suddenly feel so bad for Sister Yuning.]
The netizens continued commenting as the program entered its commercial period. A short while later, the program began by zooming into a scene depicting Jiang Yuning&x2019;s team after they started a bonfire.
In the last episode, Jiang Yuning speculated that the map that the production team had given them was a fake map and they concluded that some other team would definitely be walking by the same location that they were at right now.
True enough, after waiting for approximately half an hour, Brother Zhuang and Qi Mo appeared from the desert after they saw the smoke from the bonfire. They were surprised to see Jiang Yuning and her teammates waiting by the bonfire.
Then, the two teams began their negotiations.
After negotiating, the two teams finally came to a consensus. Jiang Yuning&x2019;s team would give Qi Mo&x2019;s team half of their resources and supplies and in return, Qi Mo and Brother Zhuang would allow Jiang Yuning&x2019;s team to look at their map for ten minutes.